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NYSE:SCL

Stepan - SCL Stock Forecast, Price & News

$113.07
+2.84 (+2.58%)
(As of 08/12/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$110.38
$113.07
50-Day Range
$95.78
$114.91
52-Week Range
$95.03
$129.35
Volume
45,220 shs
Average Volume
84,567 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.52 billion
P/E Ratio
17.37
Dividend Yield
1.22%
Price Target
$133.00

Stepan MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
17.6% Upside
$133.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.41% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-4.18
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.25mentions of Stepan in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$106,150 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
7.85%
From $6.75 to $7.28 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.47 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

62nd out of 172 stocks

Soap, Detergents, & Cleaning Preparations; Perfumes, & Cosmetics Industry

3rd out of 5 stocks

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About Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Stock

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products. It operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, disinfectants, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, including emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered products, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials, as well as components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. It serves in the United States, France, Poland, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, and internationally. Stepan Company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

SCL has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. TheStreet upgraded Stepan from a "c+" rating to a "b" rating in a research note on Monday, June 6th. StockNews.com lowered shares of Stepan from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, May 20th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut their target price on shares of Stepan from $147.00 to $133.00 in a research note on Friday, July 29th.

Stepan Trading Up 2.6 %

NYSE:SCL opened at $113.07 on Friday. Stepan has a one year low of $95.03 and a one year high of $129.35. The company has a market cap of $2.52 billion, a PE ratio of 17.37 and a beta of 0.75. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $103.90 and a 200-day moving average of $103.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.70 and a quick ratio of 1.17.

Stepan (NYSE:SCL - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The basic materials company reported $2.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.90 by $0.40. The business had revenue of $751.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $692.40 million. Stepan had a net margin of 5.71% and a return on equity of 13.95%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 26.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.81 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Stepan will post 6.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Stepan Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 31st will be paid a $0.335 dividend. This represents a $1.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 30th. Stepan's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.58%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other Stepan news, COO Scott R. Behrens sold 550 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $109.24, for a total value of $60,082.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 13,100 shares in the company, valued at $1,431,044. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In other news, COO Scott R. Behrens sold 550 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $109.24, for a total transaction of $60,082.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 13,100 shares in the company, valued at $1,431,044. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Luis Rojo sold 400 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $115.17, for a total transaction of $46,068.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 3,272 shares in the company, valued at approximately $376,836.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 6.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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SCL Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
5/27/2022
Dividend Payable
6/15/2022
Last Earnings
7/27/2022
Today
8/13/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/15 Dividend
8/30/2022
Dividend Payable
9/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/19/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-Industry
Specialty Chemicals
CUSIP
85858610
Employees
2,439
Year Founded
1932

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$133.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$133.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$133.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+17.6%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$137.80 million
Pretax Margin
7.22%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.35 billion
Cash Flow
$10.73 per share
Book Value
$50.47 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
20,833,000
Market Cap
$2.52 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.75

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens (Age 52)
    CEO, COO, Pres & Director
    Comp: $984.19k
  • Mr. Luis E. Rojo (Age 49)
    VP & CFO
    Comp: $839.77k
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner (Age 58)
    Exec. VP of Supply Chain
    Comp: $772.38k
  • Dr. Jason Scott Keiper Ph.D. (Age 47)
    VP & Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer
  • David B. Mattingly
    VP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. David G. Kabbes (Age 59)
    VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
  • Mr. Mark F. Mydlach
    VP of Sales
  • Ms. Janet A. Catlett (Age 45)
    VP & Chief HR Officer
  • Mr. Matthew John Eaken (Age 59)
    VP & Corp. Controller
  • Mr. John V. Venegoni (Age 63)
    Consultant













SCL Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Stepan stock right now?

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" SCL shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in SCL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Stepan's stock price forecast for 2022?

1 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Stepan's stock. Their SCL share price forecasts range from $133.00 to $133.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $133.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have SCL shares performed in 2022?

Stepan's stock was trading at $124.29 at the start of the year. Since then, SCL shares have decreased by 9.0% and is now trading at $113.07.
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When is Stepan's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 19th 2022.
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How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 27th. The basic materials company reported $2.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.90 by $0.40. The basic materials company had revenue of $751.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $692.40 million. Stepan had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.95% and a net margin of 5.71%. The firm's revenue was up 26.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.81 earnings per share.

How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.335 per share on Thursday, September 15th. This represents a $1.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 30th.
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Is Stepan a good dividend stock?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.22%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 26 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 20.58%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, SCL will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.41% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is F. Quinn Stepan Jr.'s approval rating as Stepan's CEO?

49 employees have rated Stepan Chief Executive Officer F. Quinn Stepan Jr. on Glassdoor.com. F. Quinn Stepan Jr. has an approval rating of 59% among the company's employees. This puts F. Quinn Stepan Jr. in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include AbbVie (ABBV), PepsiCo (PEP), Visa (V), Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Stryker (SYK), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), A. O. Smith (AOS) and Church & Dwight (CHD).

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Northern Trust Corp (1.28%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.75%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.63%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.59%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.43%) and ProShare Advisors LLC (0.37%). Insiders that own company stock include Arthur W Mergner, David Kabbes, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Janet Anne Catlett, Jason Scott Keiper, Luis Rojo, Richard Finn Stepan, Scott R Behrens and Sean Thomas Moriarty.
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How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $113.07.

How much money does Stepan make?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) has a market capitalization of $2.52 billion and generates $2.35 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $137.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.51 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Stepan have?

The company employs 2,439 workers across the globe.

Does Stepan have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Stepan: Nanjing Stepan Jinling Chemical Limited Liability Company, PBC Industria Quimica Ltda., Stepan (India) Private Limited, Stepan (Nanjing) Chemical R&D Co. Ltd.., Stepan Asia Pte. Ltd., Stepan CDMX S. de R.L. de C.V., Stepan Canada Inc., Stepan Chemical (Nanjing) Co. Ltd., Stepan Chemical (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Stepan Colombia S.A.S., Stepan Deutschland GmbH, Stepan Europe S.A.S., Stepan Holdings Asia Pte. Ltd., Stepan Holdings LLC, Stepan International Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Stepan Mexico Holdings LLC, Stepan Mexico S.A. de C.V., Stepan Philippines Inc., Stepan Philippines Quaternaries Inc., Stepan Polska Sp. z o.o., Stepan Quimica Ltda., Stepan Specialty Products B.V., Stepan Specialty Products LLC, Stepan Surfactants Holdings LLC, Stepan UK Limited, and Tebras Tensoativos Do Brasil Ltda..
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When was Stepan founded?

Stepan was founded in 1932.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is 22 West Frontage Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The official website for the company is www.stepan.com. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at (847) 446-7500, via email at lrojo@stepan.com, or via fax at 847-501-2100.

This page (NYSE:SCL) was last updated on 8/13/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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